William J. Green was born in Kansas, on March 22, 1871, being the son of William J. and Virginia (Powell) Green, natives of Georgia and Virginia, respectively, and now living near Cavendish. The father is of Scotch Irish extraction and the mother is descended from Welsh Scotch ancestors. Our subject was raised in Kansas until twenty and also received her education there. Then he came to Vollmer, whither his brother had preceded him by five years. In 1897 Mr. Green took up his present place, three and one-half miles west from Cavendish. The land is in dispute as to whether it is in the reservation or not and the matter will be settled next year. Mr. Green has a quarter section and raises cereals and flax. He also rents forty acres which is farmed to flax. He has a fine young orchard, raises stock and is now the owner of a number of head of cattle and horses. Mr. Green has four brothers, Frank, Joseph, Daniel, Edward, and three sisters, Elizabeth Harris, Alice Harris, Jennie Horton. In the fall of 1892, Mr. Green married Miss Mattie F., daughter of Thomas B. and Huldah (Queener) Hill, natives of Georgia and Virginia, respectively. The father died in 1897 but the mother lives in Latah County. Mrs. Green has the following brothers and sisters, Frank, George, John, Senebar, Louisa Roberts, Hattie Smith, Delia Ray and Nora. Three children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Green, Catherine, Wilma, and Carman. Mr. Green is a member of the M. W. A., Le Baron Camp at Cavendish. In political matters lie is a Democrat and one of the active men of this section.
Back to: Nez Perce Biographies
Source: An Illustrated History of Northern Idaho, Embracing Nez Perce, Idaho, Latah, Kootenai and Shoshone Counties, Western Historical Publishing Company, 1903